Undergraduates read both Philosophy and History, benefiting from the expertise and resources of both programmes.
The Philosophy curriculum allows students to explore, in a rigorous, systematic, and critical manner, fundamental problems about the nature of knowledge, reality, existence, mind, language, science, and morality. The curriculum includes a solid foundation in both eastern and western traditions of philosophy, and prepares students for the application of philosophy to the challenges of modern society. Graduates will be equipped with the ability to critically analyze complex concepts and arguments, the ability to argue logically and effectively, to express themselves clearly, along with grounding in a diversity of intellectual traditions.
The History curriculum seeks to train students to not only think critically but also to apply interdisciplinary methods to identify and address contemporary problems from historical perspectives. History graduates will master the secondary literature in their chosen areas of study, engage in independent research, exercise critical judgment about the texts that they encounter, and communicate their findings in a well-reasoned and scholarly manner.
To graduate, students must complete three (3) categories of requirement, totalling at least 138 Academic Units (AUs):
*Students who are eligible to do the FYP will be strongly encouraged to do an inter-major FYP. Students whose GPAs fall in a certain range can choose whether or not to do the FYP. Students who do not do the FYP must clear 8 AUs of PEs (two 4000-level courses, one from each discipline) within the double major.